Lotus Elan

Camshaft ID

PostPost by: 111Robin » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:02 am

Is it possible to tell if this is a single groove or double groove shaft without removing the bearing carrier ?
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:18 am

I would say single grove (the profile may have been reground to an other profile along the life of the engine, so you need to know the history of the camshaft to be 100% sure... you may measure lift in situ as a confirmation to some extent)

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PostPost by: 111Robin » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:27 am

Thanks, that's what I thought as well. I don't know the history of the engine so could well be replacement shafts. It's an H suffix engine so according to the "book" it should have D type shafts,, not C type.
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PostPost by: berni29 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:11 pm

Hi

Thank you for posting the picture. I now know that my recently bought plus 2 has SE cams. What does that mean exactly haha. Its not the cars original engine, so I am not sure what spec it is.

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PostPost by: nmauduit » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:20 am

the picture is actually from this forum ... lots of infos in it.
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